Iraqi Bishop Pleads for Help as Christian Persecution Intensifies

Mar Behnam Monastery

Mar Behnam Monastery

The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq is pleading with the world community for help as he watches Christians being forced out of towns they inhabited for centuries, ancient monasteries being ransacked, and the water supply cut off from any town that resists the Islamist jihadi group ISIS.

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Court Deals Major Blow to ObamaCare

gavelA three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled 2-1 that the IRS went too far in extending subsidies to individuals who buy insurance through federally run insurance exchanges, potentially eliminating subsidies that millions of Americans are depending upon in order to afford health insurance.

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US Bishops Condemn “Extreme” Executive Order

usccbThe U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is expressing great concern about  President Obama’s July 21 executive order which prohibits federal government contractors from what the Administration deems “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” discrimination.

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The Politics of Birth Control Pill Pollution

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

fishThe usual low media coverage has been given to a new study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that discovered “intersex” fish in several key Pennsylvania waterways which are the result of pollution by chemicals such as those found in common birth control pills.

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Pope Decries Persecution of Christians in Iraq

Mosul, Iraq

Mosul, Iraq

As news broke that the al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ordered all Christians out of the Iraqi city of Mosul this weekend – allowing them to take nothing but the clothes on their backs – Pope Francis expressed deep sorrow and compassion for their plight.

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